Intro

Brady Forrest (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), Alex Payne (BankSimple)
Event
Location: F150_El Camp
This session is part of Emerging Languages Camp.

New programming languages are born all the time. Some languages are created to tackle new problems. Some languages are evidence proofs towards a better way of programming. Some are created just for fun, or to scratch an itch. The Emerging Languages Camp is a gathering of the creators of recent programming languages, their peers and colleagues, and interested programmers, technologists, and journalists.

Emerging Languages Camp brings together some forty language creators and implementors together to meet and discuss their projects. They’ll discuss the differences and commonalities of their work, the problems they’re trying to solve, and help shape the future of programming.

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Brady Forrest

O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Brady Forrest is Program Chair for O’Reilly’s Where and co-chair for Android Open . Additionally, he co-chaired the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco and NYC. Brady writes for O’Reilly Radar tracking changes in technology. He previously worked at Microsoft on Live Search (he came to Microsoft when it acquired MongoMusic). Brady lives in Seattle, where he builds cars for Burning Man and runs Ignite. You can track his web travels at Truffle Honey.

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Alex Payne

BankSimple

Alex Payne is Chief Product & Technology Officer for BankSimple, a startup working to make personal finance simple, honest, and dependable again. Previously, Alex was one of the first employees at Twitter, the popular social messaging network. There, Alex led development of the Twitter Platform, growing it into one of the most popular software platforms on the Web. Before joining Twitter, he worked for an Information Security contractor in the military and intelligence sector. Alex got his start writing software for political campaigns and non-profits in Washington, DC.

Alex is a frequent speaker on software engineering practices and systems architecture at conferences around the world. He’s the co-author of Programming Scala, and is passionate about the history and evolution of programming languages.

  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • Facebook
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • (mt) Media Temple, Inc.
  • ActiveState
  • CommonPlaces
  • DB Relay
  • FireHost
  • GoDaddy
  • HP
  • HTSQL by Prometheus Research
  • Impetus Technologies Inc.
  • Infobright, Inc
  • JasperSoft
  • Kaltura
  • Marvell
  • Mashery
  • NorthScale, Inc.
  • Open Invention Network
  • OpSource
  • Oracle
  • Parallels
  • PayPal
  • Percona
  • Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc.
  • Rhomobile
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • Silicon Mechanics
  • SourceGear
  • Symbian
  • VoltDB
  • WSO2
  • Linux Pro Magazine

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